Originally Posted by Roll_Bones
All the hot dog chili I have tasted did not taste like real chili.
It was a bit sweeter and did not seem to have any chili powder or cumin in it?
Maybe I should have asked for deep south, non chili tasting, chili for hot dogs!......LOL
I was going to offer something, but if this is what you are used to then I can't help. The chili dogs I've had all tasted like chili, savory, not sweet, with plenty of chili powder.
I've never made hot dog chili, but I'd make my usual red chili, leave out the beans, and use more tomato paste to make it thicker to hold the hot dog. I'd also make it spicier (hot pepper) than any chili dog I've ever bought, but that's just what I prefer in chili.